David ATHERTON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1944-01-03
Education Univ of Cambridge (MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations travel, computing, theatre
Clubs N/A
Style David Atherton, Esq, OBE
Career conductor and musical dir London Sinfonietta 1968-73 (fndr 1967) and 1989-91; Royal Opera House: repetiteur 1967-68, resident conductor 1968-80; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch: princ conductor and artistic advsr 1980-83, princ guest conductor 1983-86; musical dir and princ conductor San Diego Symphony Orch 1980-87, princ guest conductor BBC Symphony Orch 1985-89, musical dir and princ conductor Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch 1989-2000; artistic dir and conductor: London Stravinsky Festival 1979-82, Ravel/Varèse Festival 1983-84; artistic dir and fndr Californian Mainly Mozart Festival 1989-, princ guest conductor BBC Nat Orch of Wales 1994-97, Conductor Laureate Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch 2000-; co-fndr, pres and artistic dir Global Music Network 1998-2002; youngest conductor Henry Wood Promenade Concerts Royal Albert Hall and Royal Opera House 1968; Royal Festival Hall debut 1969; performances abroad incl: Europe, M East, Far East, Australasia, N America; major works conducted incl: Billy Budd (San Francisco Opera 1978, Met Opera NY 1985, ENO 1988 and 1991), Peter Grimes (Dallas Opera 1980, Met Opera 1985, 1997 and 1998, ENO 1991 and 1994), Stravinsky Le Rossignol and Ravel L'Enfant et les Sortileges (Royal Opera House 1987 and 1989), Berlioz Romeo and Juliet (Philharmonia Orch) 1989, The Love for Three Oranges (ENO) 1989, Wozzeck (Canadian Opera) 1990, Les Huguenots (Royal Opera House) 1991, Death in Venice (Metropolitan Opera) 1994, The Barber of Seville (Met Opera) 1995, Turandot (ENO) 1995, Midsummer Night's Dream (Met Opera 1996 and 2002, Glyndebourne 2001), Der Rosenkavalier (ENO) 1997, Salome (ENO) 1999, King Priam (RFH, with BBC Nat Orch of Wales) 1999, The Makropulos Case (Glyndebourne in NYC) 2001; awards incl: Composers' Guild of GB Conductor of the Year 1971, Edison Award 1973, Grand Prix du Disque 1977, Koussevitzky Award 1981, Int Record Critics' Award 1982, Prix Caecilia 1982; adapted and arranged Pandora by Roberto Gerhard for Royal Ballet 1975
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